Why Blockchain Isn't Even Close to Fixing Musicians' Problems

According to a new study published by Choon, a blockchain-based streaming platform, 52% people said they would use an alternative streaming music service if it rewarded artists more fairly. 76% said they’d love to see their favorite musicians support themselves.  In addition, almost a third consumers, 31%, believe it wrong for organizations to ‘part-own’ streaming […]

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Now There's a Free* Competitor to CD Baby, Tunecore, and Distrokid

With Level Music, Warner Music Group gets ahead CD Baby and Distrokid by fering a ‘free’ digital distribution platform.  But, how much will it really cost artists? Warner Music Group has quietly launched its alternative to established digital distribution platforms.  Dubbed Level Music, the platform allows self-releasing artists the opportunity to “release their music everywhere […]

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Ticketmaster Faces a Brand-New Rival: Its Former CEO…

Ticketmaster is now being challenged by ‘Rival,’ an appropriately-titled upstart. For seemingly decades, Ticketmaster has been barraged by unsuccessful, highly-financed challenges.  Investors have burned hundreds millions trying to unseat the ticketing giant, with little success.  And if an upstart is threatening enough, Live Nation will probably just buy it, anyway. But oh the injustices that […]

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Alzheimer's Patients Have No Problem Remembering Their Favorite Songs, Study Finds

Scientists remain hopeful that one day, music could help patients suffering from the ravaging effects Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that playing meaningful music may allete anxiety associated with dementia.  The study was published in The Journal Prevention Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists at the University Utah Health studied how music affected Alzheimer patients.  They found that […]

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